Guatemala New Years Retreat

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

WW
21 reviews
Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15
Guatemala New Years Retreat
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

21 reviews

Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip

Join us on an all inclusive 7-day / 6-night retreat at one of the world's most beautiful natural lakes.


Your Trip Will Include:

  • Explore mystical Lake Atitlan and its indigenous Mayan culture
  • Stay in a wild, jungle paradise
  • 2 vegan/vegetarian meals prepared daily
  • Yoga, meditation, and group workshops
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Mayan fire ceremony
  • Temazcal sauna 
  • Sunrise hike with a geologist guide
  • Mayan cooking class with a local & visit the local market
  • Shop at a local women's co-op 

ADMIN, POLICIES & FINE PRINT

ADMIN, POLICIES & FINE PRINT

Wild Within LLC is a California-based company.

Cancellations

If you cancel for any non-Covid reason:

Cancellations made at least 60 days prior to the trip's starting date receive a full refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 30-59 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 50% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 15-29 days prior to the trip’s starting date will receive a 25% refund, less the deposit.

Cancellations made 14 days prior to the trip's starting date, or after the trip has begun, will not receive a refund.

Refunds will be issued promptly via physical or electronic check.

If you cancel because of Covid:

For the 2021 season, Covid is a known variable and should be accounted for when applying for and paying for a trip. If you cancel because of general Covid concerns (e.g. current cases in your community, availability of vaccines, risk to your household as a result of your participation), it will be treated the same as a non-Covid reason, described above.

We will treat cancellations differently if you:

  1. Contract Covid, or
  2. Are exposed.

In the event that you are infected with COVID, exhibiting symptoms of COVID or know that you have been exposed to COVID please DO NOT attend this trip. If you cannot attend a trip for these reasons your deposit will be applied as a credit on any future Wild Within adventure or offering and any additional payments made will be refunded.

Documentation (e.g. Covid test, or a letter from a doctor, employer, or school administrator) may be requested to verify your health status.

If we postpone or cancel your trip:

You will be refunded all payments made in excess of your initial deposit. Your deposit will be applied as a credit to use toward future Wild Within trips and offerings. 

Travel insurance

There are two main reasons we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip:

1) Travel insurance provides financial protection in the event you must cancel due to personal injury or illness, unexpected scheduling conflicts, the health or death of loved ones, job changes, and other reasons. Cancellations are a lose-lose-lose situation: for you, for us, and for the group (which will miss out on your wildness).

2)  Travel insurance provides supplementary medical insurance in the case you are injured or become ill during your trip. 

We strongly encourage that you purchase travel insurance, especially if you must fly to the trip location and we require you to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical emergency for Wild Within trips conducted outside the U.S. 

Here’s a few travel insurance companies where you can purchase travel insurance for your trip:

Commercial permitting

Wild Within LLC has a permit to operate commercially in Yosemite National Park.

Wild Within LLC is registered as a Seller of Travel with the state of California (Registration #2139600-50).

Medical Certifications

All guides are certified in (at a minimum):

  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
  • CPR
  • Leave No Trace Awareness

Required Forms

Before participating in any guided trip, clients must complete three forms:

  • Participant Agreement
  • Health History
  • Liability waiver

Available Packages

Queen bed - Double Room (2 people total)
4 left
$2450
Deposit: $500
Solo Traveler - Private Room
only 1 left
$2650
Deposit: $500
Solo traveler - twin bed
4 left

This room has double occupancy - two twin beds

$2200
Deposit: $500


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WILD WITHIN
21 reviews
We believe the greatest adventure of all is in living our one wild life—the life that is entirely our own and has been waiting for us since we were born. Wild Within was founded to help you step into that life. We support those on this journey through retreats, gatherings, courses and workshops. We draw upon the healing and transformative power of community, the wilderness, the journey and a wide range of ancient traditions and modern teachings to aid those who hear the call of the Wild Within.

Reviews

Trekking through Yosemite was absolutely incredible! It was my very first time camping, hiking for more than a couple of hours, swimming in some of the most enchanting bodies of water all while meeting some of the most wonderful people I'll treasure for the rest of my days. And the food!! my gosh!! From the Thai noodles, to the apple crisp, rice and beans...all so delicious and made in minutes with a little water and heat. This experience opened me up to do and feel so much more than I had in a long time, I'm so grateful to Kelly and Alasdair for making it happen. If you're looking to expand your horizons, build community and challenge yourself to cherish nature in a truly unique way -- this trip is for you! Thank you for everything Yosemite fam, missing you!
By Karla E for YOSEMITE 2021: Group B on 10 Sep, 2021
I experienced many different emotions on my Yosemite trip. Looking back, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have experienced it, and I know it will be a clear and cherished memory I will have for the rest of my life. The trip entails a 6-7 day trek though the backwoods of Yosemite (on trails). The first and last days are in well-traveled areas, but while in the backwoods you rarely see other hikers. The trip is physically challenging. We covered over 40 miles in 6 days. If you go on the trip, prepare accordingly. The trip covers a wide variety of landscapes--forests, both lush and burnt, hill sides, mountain tops, valleys, lakes, etc. Self-reflection is embedded throughout trip, which was my favorite part. The trip has ample opportunities for social interaction, but it is not forced. Finally, Alasdair and Kelly are true professionals, and they put an incredible amount of work into ensuring the trip is a success. Overall, I'm incredible happy I decided to go on this trip.
By Mike B for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 03 Sep, 2021
It was simply amazing!! It is almost hard to even put into words, because it is one of those trips that each moment (step) was just as great as the last. Yosemite was beautiful and set the scene. However, The Wild Within crew is what elevated the experience into not only an adventure but also a spiritual adventure. Our entire group and everything in-between felt amazingly curated. It was monumental and life changing. I want to take all the trips with them haha!
By Jordan S for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 31 Aug, 2021
KZ
I cannot begin to say enough positive things about Wild Within. This is my second trip with Kelly, and with both Peru and Yosemite under my belt I can say that these trips have changed my life. Not only is everything planned so meticulously that I did not have to worry about a thing, but also the experience itself is transformative. I am often excited for a physically challenging outdoor experience, but as a shy, introverted guy, a mentally and spiritually challenging experience with a group of strangers is not something I would normally jump up to volunteer for. Kelly, Alasdair, and the whole group allowed me to learn backpacking skills, explore the beautiful valley of Yosemite, and better understand myself along the way. This was my first time on a trip with Alasdair and his backpacking experience and his knowledge proved invaluable during our whole expedition. I felt very safe throughout the whole trip with him as our leader. I cannot recommend this experience enough and feel it is worth every penny. Thank you again Kelly and Alasdair, I can’t wait to join the both of you on another trip in the future!
By Kyle Z for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 24 Aug, 2021
BL
The most challenging, fulfilling, once in a lifetime adventure that I will truly never forget. Completely stepped out of my comfort zone and I will forever be grateful that I did. This trip was filled with so many laughs, tears, new friends and new experiences. Amazing guides, amazing food, and views! Challenge your mind, body, and soul, go on this trip!! Thank you Kelly, Alasdair, JR, and Courtney- eternally grateful for you all, you all have truly changed my life! ♥️
By Brittany L for YOSEMITE 2021: Group B on 13 Aug, 2021
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